Caption: 'Panoramic view of Charleston Harbor--advance of iron-clads to the attack, April 7. Union--A. Keokuk. B. Nahunt. C. Nantucket. D. Catskill. E. Ironsides. F. Patapsco. G. Montauk. H. Passaie. K. Weehawken. Rebel--1. Morris Island sand battery. 2. Fort Wagner. 3. Battery Bee, on Cummings Point. 4. [Fort] Johnson. 5. Fort Ripley. 6. Sumter. 7. Charleston City. 8. Castle Pinckney. 9. Fort Redan. 10. Fort Moultrie. 11. Moultrie House. 12. Fort Beauregard. 13. Harbor obstructions. 14. Cooper River. 15. Ashley River.' [full date May 2, 1863.]
Caption: 'Profile view of the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, showing the city and forts.' Identified in the image: Fort Johnston (sic), Fort Sumter, Charleston, Fort Moultrie and Mount Pleasant. [full date December 29, 1860.]
Caption: 'Our blockading fleet off North Channel, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.--sketched by a Naval Officer.--[see page 79.] References--A. Fort Sumter.--B. Charleston City.--C. Fort Moultrie.--D. Rebel tug at work on the obstructions.--E. Obstructions.--F. Fort Johnson.--G. Mount Pleasant Batteries.' Also identified in image: South Carolina, Blunt, Daylight and Stars and Stripes (ships of the fleet). [full date January 31, 1863.]
"A color scan of a scrapbook page with the transcript of introductory remarks that Everson gave to the recitation of Whittier's poem ""Thank God"" at the guild meeting held at Grace Chapel Society in Green Harbor, Massachusetts. He writes of slavery,secession and the Civil War. "
Result found on the following page of: Erastus Everson Diary 1861-1893
"A color scan of a scrapbook page with a special order, memoranda, and note. The special order by O.O. Howard from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands orders Everson to proceed to duty in the Bureau in Charleston, SC. The memoranda is a copy from the text on the back of the special order outlining Everson's travel itinerary. The note is from the Charleston Harbor (with a handwritten transcription by Everson next to it) from steamer captain L.A. Hooper of the Frazer and verifies that Everson had been ""unavoidably detained"" by wind and by getting aground--all implying that Everson likely did not report promptly for duty."
A postcard of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The back of the postcard reads, "Without knowledge of which and its tragic annals no student of American history is well informed. Plans approved and construction ordered in 1828. Surrendered to the Confederates by Major Anderson at the beginning of the Civil War, 1861."
A postcard of the mural from the main lobby of the Fort Sumter Hotel that depicts the attack on Fort Sumter. The front of the postcard reads, "This mural painting, in the Main Lobby of the Fort Sumter Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, symbolizes the initial attack by Confederate forces, beginning the War Between the States.--The painting is by Alfred Hutty, internationally noted artist and etcher." The back of the postcard reads, "The first shot of the War Between the States was fired April 12, 1861, from a Confederate battery at Fort Johnson (position of the observer in this painting) and landed on the parade ground of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. In this painting Fort Sumter is center, Fort Moultrie to the distant left and a floating Confederate battery to the right. The flag is the original seven star flag of the Confederacy. Fort Sumter, occupied by Confederates on April 14, 1861, was under constant siege by Federal forces from that date until February 18, 1865--In 1948 Fort Sumter was designated a national monument."
A postcard of Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor. The back of the postcard reads, "Without knowledge of which and its tragic annals no student of Aermcian history is well informed. Plans approved and constructed in 1828. Surrendered to Confedereates by Major Anderson at the beginning of the Civil War, 1861."